Forum staff reports
GRAND FORKS — Microsoft announced Tuesday, April 23, that it has awarded a $100,000 TechSpark grant to the University of North Dakota Aerospace Foundation in support of North Dakota's ambitions to be the epicenter of U.S. drone innovation and entrepreneurism.
WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee has advanced the nomination of Drew Wrigley to become the U.S. attorney for North Dakota. The committee moved Wrigley's nomination by voice vote on Thursday, Feb. 28, to the Senate floor for consideration. Wrigley, a former lieutenant governor for North Dakota, served as U.S. attorney in the state from 2001 to 2009. Chris Myers currently holds the post.
FARGO - President Donald Trump will make a campaign stop in North Dakota "in the coming weeks," according to an article in the Washington Post. Citing a person familiar with the president's travel plans, the newspaper said Trump events in the coming weeks were planned in North Dakota, South Dakota, Missouri, Montana, Kentucky and Tennessee. It would be Trump's second visit to North Dakota this summer. The president held a rally at Scheels Arena in Fargo in late June to boost his agenda and support Republican U.S.
FARGO—In the past two years, more than 3,800 North Dakota students have earned more than 10,500 hours of college credit, which represents about $3 million in tuition savings. Now, a new program will allow even more high school students in the state—specifically those from rural areas—to take Advanced Placement courses next school year.
FARGO — Center for Technology & Business has selected participants for its third class of the CTB Women's Leadership Program. Participants were chosen from a pool of applicants looking to connect, grow and pay it forward through a challenging and inspiring program. Future leaders and their employers are: LaDonna Renae Bannach, Beyond Boundaries Therapy Services Joy Beeter, Sanford Health Sharlynn Berns, Energy Ushers Tanya Beutler, Microsoft
FARGO — Great Plains Food Bank opened its youth summer meals program sites this week to provide food to hungry children. The program runs from noon until 12:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays until Aug. 18. In Fargo, the summer meal site is at Village West Park, 4415 Ninth Ave. Circle S. The site will be closed July 3 and 4.